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The WSLC Women’s Committee puts out the call for donations to their annual silent auction

SEATTLE (June 26, 2024) – The Washington State Labor Council Women’s Committee is announcing the return of its silent auction at the WSLC Convention. A favorite event for many, the auction raises funds for the Committee’s work building power for women workers in Washington. 

This year, the silent auction will take place the evening of Wednesday, July 17. As the Women’s Committee digs into their event planning, they are putting out the call for donations to the labor community. The Committee seeks a wide range of donations, from union swag, gift baskets, art and handmade items to gift certificates, experiences and more.  

Donation arrangements can be made by contacting organizers Shaunie Wheeler James ( and Sybill Hyppolite ( With Convention starting July 16, supporters are encouraged to arrange their donations as soon as possible. 

Part of the fun is the wide range of goodies the labor community donates – and every donation is meaningful. “Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference and brings us closer to our goal,” said Wheeler James. 

The Women’s Committee has a long history at the WSLC. It leads the charge in advocating for the rights and empowerment of working women, with a sharp focus on addressing the specific challenges encountered by women in the workforce. Committed to advancing the interests of all women, the committee actively supports policy advocacy across a broad spectrum of issues, including pay equity, workplace discrimination, family leave policies, and avenues for career progression. 

Moreover, the Women’s Committee assumes a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of female leaders within the labor movement. Through collaborative partnerships with affiliate unions and supportive allies, the committee strives to ensure that women have access to opportunities that enable them to thrive on the job and ascend to leadership roles within their respective unions.

Questions? Contact Shaunie Wheeler James ( and Sybill Hyppolite (

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